De Niro de­scribes U.S. as a ‘tragic dum­b­ass com­edy’

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

Robert De Niro says that “in movie terms,” the coun­try was once “an in­spir­ing up­lift­ing drama” but now has turned into “a tragic dum­b­ass com­edy.” The two-time, Os­car­win­ning ac­tor spoke to Brown Univer­sity grad­u­ates Sun­day at the Ivy League school’s com­mence­ment cer­e­monies. He urged them to “work to stop the in­san­ity” and to strive to make the world bet­ter. De Niro re­ceived an hon­orary doc­tor­ate of fine arts. Ac­tor and rap­per Daveed Diggs, who won a Tony Award for his role in “Hamil­ton,” also was among those who re­ceived hon­orary de­grees.

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